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Health Care Assistant, Gastroenterology/Endoscopy OPD

Job Description

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. You will be working alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding.

The Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. Our values; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

We are proud of our innovative approach to improving patient care and experience and we regularly receive national recognition for the quality of the care we provide. We were recently named as a centre of excellence by LUPUS UK in recognition of our approach to the management of lupus, and honoured at the Nursing Times Awards for our patient safety improvement work. The quality of our environment and our food has also been praised; awarded two Construction Excellence Awards for our IT and medical Records building, and also presented with a prestigious Soil Association catering mark for the food we serve.

The beautiful, historic City of Bath is one of the most visited cities in the UK outside of London. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Bath is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The hospital is served by great transport links from the city centre, by Park & Ride services from the centre of town and Odd Down, and is accessible via national cycle route 24, 244 and the beautiful Two Tunnels Greenway.

The endoscopy department at the Royal United Hospital is looking for a Band 2 Health Care Assistant to join the team to expand and deliver high quality care in an outpatient endoscopy setting. The post will provide the successful candidates with new skills, competence and development opportunities as well as the security of being part of a knowledgeable team

Patient satisfaction surveys show us to be dedicated to providing our patients with knowledge-based explanation and information for a wide range of investigations in a caring an compassionate environment

The unit has four busy endoscopy theatres offering a range of investigations and therapies. We have close links with outpatients and Specialist nurses who help us make the patient experience valuable

We are a nationally accredited endoscopy unit and Bowel Cancer Screening Centre. We intend to commence a new national screening programme later this year and want to expand the nursing team in order to support this and our existing services to the high standard our patients have come to expect.

Endoscopy services are advancing. Would you like to be a part of this exciting and innovative service?

Applicants should be keen to learn and develop and understand the national quality and safety standards that affect and inform endoscopy services.

We offer flexible working from Monday to Friday from 800 am to 600pm and a Saturday and Sunday morning until midday once a month.

As a nurse working in endoscopy you will have a departmental competency framework to work within taken from the Skills for Health competencies; an annual appraisal based on your specific KSF outline; access to a weekly teaching session facilitated by internal and external speakers as well as on the job training and mentoring.

For further information, please contact Sister Tina Thresher (Unit Manager), or Sister Wilma Silang on  ( Phone number removed ) . Informal visits are strongly encouraged.

Should we receive high level of applications, this vacancy may be expired early. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able to. If you feel you need additional time to do this please contact the recruitment team to discuss how we may be able to help.

Notifications & Communication:
All communications will be sent to you by email, via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly for communications. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date (5 weeks for consultant posts) you should assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feeback on application forms.

The Trust will request references covering the last three years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

Disclosure & Barring Service:
All posts within the Trust are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, according to the guidelines set out by the DBS.

Tier 2 Sponsorship (formerly Work Permit):
Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is appointable as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UK Visas and Immigration. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

Please note, unless stated in the advert, we are not able to pay interview or relocation expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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